Villa Bagatti Valsecchi

Itineraries from Villa Medici Giulini

From Villa Medici we reach Bellagio, half an hour far from Briosco. It is a picturesque village, a little Portofino facing on the lake. It is a great pleasure walking on the streets, where every corner offers foreshortening and characteristic points of view.

- Visit of the gardens of Villa Melzi d’Eril, masterpiece of the Empire period. Its surrounding gardens face the lake, drawing with the green of the alleys perfect perspectives.
- By boat from Bellagio we reach Varenna, on the opposite side of the lake, where we visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, one of the most well-known gardens of the lake of Como. Inside the Villa, built on 18th century, masterpieces of 19th century such as Canova’s marbles and Hayez’s paintings are kept.
- We follow to Cardano which is fifteen minutes far from Villa Carlotta. Cardano is a fraction of Grandola ed Uniti. You are received by Baron Pier Fausto Bagatti Valsecchi that will show you the garden and the internal of the Villa which is exceptionally opened. The owners will offer you a tea.
- We go further to the shore of the lake driving to Como, reaching the Restaurant “La Tirlindana” in Sala Comacina, where we can have lunch.
- By boat from Lenno we reach one of the most exclusive places of the lake: the Villa del Balbianello on the homonymous isle. In the past property of the Monzino family, it belong now to the F.A.I. It is perfectly kept, with a wonderful garden. Inside, we can visit the room where the owner, explorer and art collector, lived for a long time. It can be visited making a reservation.
- Coming back to Lenno by boat we continue among the lake visiting Il Pizzo in Cernobbio with the marvellous garden and eventually the internals. To see the magnific dock with the terrace which have an interesting view. It is possible to stop then to Villa d’Este.
- Following to Como, where we visit the Duomo and the front place. By highway, we come back to Villa Medici.

This program is available only for spring and summer.